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BobPalma
11-03-2006, 09:25 AM
:) A subscription copy of the December 2006 [u]Amos Press </u>Musclecar Enthusiast magazine just arrived in this morning's mail. What thorough coverage it contains of The 2006 Pure Stock Musclecar Drag Race. WOW! :D:D Each individual shootout, all 68 of them [:0], is described with a photo, text, and time chart of the competing racers.

This is probably the most thorough report of this event to ever appear in a national publication. Editor Steve Statham and Pure Stock Drags Co-promoter Dan Jensen are to be commended for undertaking such monumental and detailed coverage of every car entered, and every shootout race in which each car participated. [:p]

All five Studebakers at the event appear in photos of their shootouts. While most shootout photos are necessarily smallish, both John Raab's 1963 Lark Regal and Peter Sant's 1963 Avanti appear in "oversize" photos. [8D] All five Studebakers are given pleasant, complimentary write-ups. [^]

Predictably, they saved their most lavish prose for Ted Harbit's shootout win, in The Stude Tomato, over the 1971, LS-6 454 Corvette. I can't help but quote Steve and Dan's introductory remarks about Ted's shootout. Here's their text -not mine, but I did add the smilies!;)- verbatim:

:):D[8D] "Prior to the Pure Stock Drags, few remembered that Studebaker built musclecars. Ted Harbit, owner of this supercharged, R2-powered '63 Super Lark, never forgot. Ted's been drag-racing Studebakers since 1955 and has won eight NHRA national championships in that time. This Lark is one of the first built with the Avanti supercharged engine. Ted, and the rest of the Studebaker team, has [sic] made believers out of us." :):D[8D]

Man, this is great coverage...but don't worry; it doesn't supersede a Studebaker-oriented report with more Studebaker-participant details in Turning Wheels. I just yesterday completed the 2006 Pure Stock Drags report for TW and will be mailing the final copy and photos to Ann Turner yet today. It is scheduled as a Feature Article for the February 2007 Turning Wheels, in most of your mailboxes by the end of January. Stay tuned. BP

lstude
11-03-2006, 10:43 AM
He wasn't in the magazine, but Tom Covington was the "Street Strip Winner" at Richmond (VA) Dragway on two separate occasions with two of his Studebakers. Both are Studebaker powered.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Aug22StreetStripwinner.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/TomCovingtonLarkatRichmondDragway.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-03-2006, 10:43 AM
He wasn't in the magazine, but Tom Covington was the "Street Strip Winner" at Richmond (VA) Dragway on two separate occasions with two of his Studebakers. Both are Studebaker powered.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Aug22StreetStripwinner.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/TomCovingtonLarkatRichmondDragway.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
11-03-2006, 10:46 AM
I'll get my copy today![:p]

One has to wonder if this will ultimately lead to an increase in R-series Studes showing up for these events. While I know of lots of intent spawned to duplicate tomatoes and wrappers, I've heard of maybe ONE that might ultimately end up at one of these events.
Since these cars only have to accurately emulate the originals (not actually BE an original), it should be fairly easy to build one and build it with an EYE towards ending up on a track. Heck, we have the likes of Ted, John and others to share what tricks they already know - time should yield a few other secrets that lie, undiscovered, in the bowels of these musclesome, little two-doors!

And when's someone gonna show up with a Golden Hawk??? Maybe it DOESN'T have that much potential given it's weight and carbureation, but we should at least show the world what WAS going on in the 50s. I STILL stand by my notion that the '56 Golden Hawk was the ORIGINAL Muscle Car. An oversized engine (heh- from a different MAKE of car, no less!) shoe-horned into a lighter car than it (the engine) was designed for.[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
11-03-2006, 10:46 AM
I'll get my copy today![:p]

One has to wonder if this will ultimately lead to an increase in R-series Studes showing up for these events. While I know of lots of intent spawned to duplicate tomatoes and wrappers, I've heard of maybe ONE that might ultimately end up at one of these events.
Since these cars only have to accurately emulate the originals (not actually BE an original), it should be fairly easy to build one and build it with an EYE towards ending up on a track. Heck, we have the likes of Ted, John and others to share what tricks they already know - time should yield a few other secrets that lie, undiscovered, in the bowels of these musclesome, little two-doors!

And when's someone gonna show up with a Golden Hawk??? Maybe it DOESN'T have that much potential given it's weight and carbureation, but we should at least show the world what WAS going on in the 50s. I STILL stand by my notion that the '56 Golden Hawk was the ORIGINAL Muscle Car. An oversized engine (heh- from a different MAKE of car, no less!) shoe-horned into a lighter car than it (the engine) was designed for.[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Dick Steinkamp
11-03-2006, 01:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I'll get my copy today![:p]

One has to wonder if this will ultimately lead to an increase in R-series Studes showing up for these events.



I would hope so...but I wouldn't count on it. I was surprised in Omaha to see so few hot Studebaker powered Studebakers show up at the drag strip on Friday. Don't get me wrong, there were some fast (and beautiful) ones there, but the vast majority of the R1 and R2 powered cars in attendance at the meet didn't race. I personally invited several owners of these cars to bring them to the track, but most wouldn't even consider it. I think that this would be about the same if you went to an all make muscle car concours too...I'm not knocking this, just a fact of life, I guess.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
11-03-2006, 01:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I'll get my copy today![:p]

One has to wonder if this will ultimately lead to an increase in R-series Studes showing up for these events.



I would hope so...but I wouldn't count on it. I was surprised in Omaha to see so few hot Studebaker powered Studebakers show up at the drag strip on Friday. Don't get me wrong, there were some fast (and beautiful) ones there, but the vast majority of the R1 and R2 powered cars in attendance at the meet didn't race. I personally invited several owners of these cars to bring them to the track, but most wouldn't even consider it. I think that this would be about the same if you went to an all make muscle car concours too...I'm not knocking this, just a fact of life, I guess.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

BobPalma
11-03-2006, 02:16 PM
[quote]Originally posted by lstude

He wasn't in the magazine, but Tom Covington was the "Street Strip Winner" at Richmond (VA) Dragway on two separate occasions with two of his Studebakers. Both are Studebaker powered.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader

COOL BEANS, Tom. Congratulations. BP

BobPalma
11-03-2006, 02:16 PM
[quote]Originally posted by lstude

He wasn't in the magazine, but Tom Covington was the "Street Strip Winner" at Richmond (VA) Dragway on two separate occasions with two of his Studebakers. Both are Studebaker powered.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader

COOL BEANS, Tom. Congratulations. BP

Roscomacaw
11-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Mr. Steinkamp opines: "I'm not knocking this, just a fact of life, I guess."

Yeah, I believe you're correct, Dick. For me, the day I get the Transtar all gussied up and then have to leave it strictly for Sunday Cruizin', it'll be for sale.[V]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
11-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Mr. Steinkamp opines: "I'm not knocking this, just a fact of life, I guess."

Yeah, I believe you're correct, Dick. For me, the day I get the Transtar all gussied up and then have to leave it strictly for Sunday Cruizin', it'll be for sale.[V]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Sonny
11-03-2006, 10:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

Wait and see.

MIKE
R1 Lark
R2 Hawk
R1 Wagon clone



You tell 'em Mike!

Oh ye of little faith, (and of course, for whatever reason, ye of little or no attendance at the Racing Studebakers forums......), will/would be surprised! There's a more than a few high performance Studebakers in the works. Hopefully together enough for the first Studebaker Nationals in 2007......

Sonny
http://racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpghttp://RacingStudebakers.com

Sonny
11-03-2006, 10:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

Wait and see.

MIKE
R1 Lark
R2 Hawk
R1 Wagon clone



You tell 'em Mike!

Oh ye of little faith, (and of course, for whatever reason, ye of little or no attendance at the Racing Studebakers forums......), will/would be surprised! There's a more than a few high performance Studebakers in the works. Hopefully together enough for the first Studebaker Nationals in 2007......

Sonny
http://racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpghttp://RacingStudebakers.com

studeclunker
11-03-2006, 11:07 PM
This is what leaves me scratching my head at the people who will insist on pulling out the Stude motor and replacing it with ersatz.[:o)] Go figure (certainly not go power). Sometimes it just makes you want to shout DUH![:o)] at the dummies who want to power their studes with Shove-it-or-leave-it, Fast-On-RaceDay (Found-On-Road-Dead nextday), or even Drudge motors.;)

And to those who cite reliability and performance; the Studebaker motors put out in the last four years of production will perform just as reliably as anything else out on the market today. The money just needs to be spent on putting your motor back to original specs (and there's plenty of room to improve. Ask Ted!;)).

Didn't the '57 and '58 Hawks have the supercharger? Or was that just the Packardbakers?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
11-03-2006, 11:07 PM
This is what leaves me scratching my head at the people who will insist on pulling out the Stude motor and replacing it with ersatz.[:o)] Go figure (certainly not go power). Sometimes it just makes you want to shout DUH![:o)] at the dummies who want to power their studes with Shove-it-or-leave-it, Fast-On-RaceDay (Found-On-Road-Dead nextday), or even Drudge motors.;)

And to those who cite reliability and performance; the Studebaker motors put out in the last four years of production will perform just as reliably as anything else out on the market today. The money just needs to be spent on putting your motor back to original specs (and there's plenty of room to improve. Ask Ted!;)).

Didn't the '57 and '58 Hawks have the supercharger? Or was that just the Packardbakers?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

mbstude
11-03-2006, 11:15 PM
'57-58 Golden Hawks all came with McCullough VS57 superchargers. (I have one of those blowers on a stand in my room) But they came with 2 barrel carburators; a combination I've never quite understood.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-03-2006, 11:15 PM
'57-58 Golden Hawks all came with McCullough VS57 superchargers. (I have one of those blowers on a stand in my room) But they came with 2 barrel carburators; a combination I've never quite understood.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

StudeDave57
11-03-2006, 11:21 PM
quote:Didn't the '57 and '58 Hawks have the supercharger? Or was that just the Packardbakers?
Yes, the '57 & '58 Golden Hawks were supercharged, as was the '58 Packard Hawk, and ALL '57 Packards. There were also a few supercharged Studes built in '57, but info on them is slim. I hope to one day comb the records in S. Bend to find out just how many were ordered... [?]

I'm also planning to build one!!! [:0] :) ;)


StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
11-03-2006, 11:21 PM
quote:Didn't the '57 and '58 Hawks have the supercharger? Or was that just the Packardbakers?
Yes, the '57 & '58 Golden Hawks were supercharged, as was the '58 Packard Hawk, and ALL '57 Packards. There were also a few supercharged Studes built in '57, but info on them is slim. I hope to one day comb the records in S. Bend to find out just how many were ordered... [?]

I'm also planning to build one!!! [:0] :) ;)


StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

studegary
11-04-2006, 04:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57


quote:Didn't the '57 and '58 Hawks have the supercharger? Or was that just the Packardbakers?
Yes, the '57 & '58 Golden Hawks were supercharged, as was the '58 Packard Hawk, and ALL '57 Packards. There were also a few supercharged Studes built in '57, but info on them is slim. I hope to one day comb the records in S. Bend to find out just how many were ordered... [?]

I'm also planning to build one!!! [:0] :) ;)


[b][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS]StudeDave




The supercharger was a late offering, other than for Golden Hawks, in the 1957 model year. The Studebaker Sales Letter dated April 25, 1957 made the supercharger available for police, taxi and severe service fleet use. This Service Letter also made available; heavy duty automatic transmission, heavy duty cooling, H. D. valves and alternator.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
11-04-2006, 04:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57


quote:Didn't the '57 and '58 Hawks have the supercharger? Or was that just the Packardbakers?
Yes, the '57 & '58 Golden Hawks were supercharged, as was the '58 Packard Hawk, and ALL '57 Packards. There were also a few supercharged Studes built in '57, but info on them is slim. I hope to one day comb the records in S. Bend to find out just how many were ordered... [?]

I'm also planning to build one!!! [:0] :) ;)


[b][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS]StudeDave




The supercharger was a late offering, other than for Golden Hawks, in the 1957 model year. The Studebaker Sales Letter dated April 25, 1957 made the supercharger available for police, taxi and severe service fleet use. This Service Letter also made available; heavy duty automatic transmission, heavy duty cooling, H. D. valves and alternator.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)